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Identity Crisis : Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self - Stephen Frosh

Identity Crisis

Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self

Paperback Published: 6th July 1991
ISBN: 9780333511077
Number Of Pages: 217

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'Frosh knows his material extremely well; he raises interesting questions and offers some suggestive insights...His interweaving of social theory with psychodynamic explanation is sophisticated and compelling...The book is valuable for its thoughtful and informed insights on contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the self and its pathologies' Contemporary Psychology Identity Crisis examines the psychological responses of people to the excitements and terrors that characterise the modern world. Beginning with a description of modernist and post-modernist accounts of contemporary life, it then moves into detailed discussions of narcissism and psychosis - two states of mind that seem to characterise the 'crises of self' to which the modern world gives rise. Identity Crisis will be of interest to students in a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, psychoanalysis, politics and cultural studies.

Introduction The Modern Mind Modernity, Narcissism and Psychosis PART 1: SOCIAL EXPERIENCE Modern Times Postmodern States of Mind PART 2: FREUD'S MONSTER The Dam Metaphor Nature and Unconscious Passion Affirmative Relations Bad World, Mad World Postmodern Psychosis PART 3: NARCISSISM The Culture of Narcissism Subject and Object Narcissistic Pathology Lost Illusions The Ego Ideal The Real Father PART 4: NARCISSISTIC PATHOLOGY Narcissism and Society Selfobjects and Mirrors The Raging Self Broken Mirrors Transference and Change PART 5: DREAMING OF MADNESS The Habit of Belief The Influencing Machine Schizoanalysis The Madness of Self and Society PART 6: PSYCHOTIC STATES OF MIND Recuperating Reality Signifying Nothing Inside and Out Annihilatory Pieces Postmodernism, Concrete Consumption and Reverie Conclusion: The Crisis of Identity Identity Crisis Reverie and Resistance References Index

ISBN: 9780333511077
ISBN-10: 0333511077
Series: Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 6th July 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.3 x 20.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 15